As we approach the third school year affected by this pandemic, The Glen Montessori School Board of Directors and our Administration’s priorities are clear and remain unchanged for the 2021-2022 school year:

1. Health and safety of students, faculty/staff, and families

2. In-person Montessori school day

In 2020, The Glen established a COVID-19 Committee made up of a team of experts in their fields  (medicine, pediatrics, epidemiology, risk assessment, education, and child development).  Working together, this Committee, The Glen Administration, and Board of Directors created a framework for interpreting the guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE), Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Health (DOH) and Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD).  The goal of this Committee was to make recommendations for school policies and procedures aimed at meeting the above-stated priorities for the school.

All members of The Glen community have a shared responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19, help keep our school operating in person, and most importantly, keep our students and employees⏤and their families⎼⏤safe. It is critical that all community members remain committed to the policies and procedures listed in this plan and any future communications.

The Head of School sends out periodic emails to Glen parents, volunteers, and staff, with a School Health Update and any policy or procedural changes related to this pandemic.